"Asian Awareness Week Events Slated Through Saturday." November 17, 1993.


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"Asian Awareness Week Events Slated Through Saturday." November 17, 1993.
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Asian Kaleidoscope Month articles and advertisements in the Florida Alligator
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10,AlLIGATOR,WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1993AsianAwarenessWeekEventsSlatedThroughSaturdayUPssecondannualAsian AwarenWeekcontinuesthroughSaturdaywievents deSigned to highlightthedive .ontheAsian continent. The celebration, sponsoredbythe V unteers for International Student Affairs the Reitz Union Program Office, inclu the following events:TodayCoffee house with free re ments, 7 p.m., Broward Hall; Lebanese sine, featuring cabbage rolls with lamb,UnionFood Services. ThUISday Children's show,11a. Reitz Union Ballroom; film showings, StoryofQui Ju"and''Koyaanisqatsi,$1studentsand$1.50 f9r general public, 8p.Reitz Union Cinema; Asian talk with refreshments, 8:30 p.m., Beaty Commo ThaiandKorean cuisine, featuringchisaute withpeanutsauceandkim-chee, Union Food Services.FridayAsian Cultural Night, 7 p. Reitz Union Ballroom; Reitz Union repeated, $1.50 for studentsand$2for eral public, 7and9:30 p.m.; Japanese sine,featuringgrilled mahi-mahi, Re Union Food Services.SaturdayReitz Union films repea $1.50 for studentsand$2for generalpub7and9:30p.m..In addition, the celebration includes week-long foodandclothing drive for Salvation Army. Donated items shoulddroppedoffatthe VISA Office,322Union.FormoreinformationaboutAsiAwareness Week, call ShadanorFShamim,392-1665ext.322,orAnMuracciole,392-1655. features a hoist systemthatlifts glass research plotsoutofthegroundso tists cangeta close lookatroot systthelaboratory. Scientistssaythe s makes it easier for them to inspect the importantpartoftheroots the top inches -intheir research studies. The Envirotron enables scientiststotrol the environment the tempera water,light-as well asotherstresses,asinsects, nematodesandfungi, to d minehowturfgrassrespondsto chan environmental conditions. They can m torthe flow of pesticides, waterandf izer through the soilanddetermine well rootsaregrowingin spedal root0vation chambers.Bystudying the entire turfgrass sys Envirotron scientists willtryto find wa reduce inputs, suchaswaterpesticides fertilizer,andto developnewmethod use effluent, saltwaterandreclaimedwafor turfgrass irrigation. In the future,hopeto genetically engineernewturf varieties resistant to heat, cold,droughtdisease.Housingandstudyquarterson Envirotron site are expected to attractIing turf scholarsandteachers worldwide conduct researchandseminars there. Builtinsix months, the Envirotron funded through $350,000inprivate fund' from the Florida Turfgrass ResearchFodationand$350,000 in matching stateUFSenateDecemberAgendaItemsDueNov.19The University Senate Steering Commit tee is gathering informationandseeking inputfrom Senate membersandother inter estedfacui ty for inclusion the agenda for the Senate'sDec.9 meeting. Facul ty members should forward infor mation items for Senate discussion to the Senate Steering CommitteebyFriday, Nov.19.The Steering Committee will meet Nov.22to review submitted itemsandpreparethe agenda. Typed proposalsorsuggestions should be sent to Martha Clendenin, Senate Steer ing Committee chair, Box 100154, Health Science Center,orto Angie Wubbel, Senate secretary,222Criser Hall. For additional information, call Wubbel,392-1361ext7302.TerrilNell(left),chairoftheEnvironmental HorticultureDepartment,andBert McCarthy, associate professorandEnvirotron coordinator, attherhizotron, a facility forstudyingrootgrowththatispartofthenewTurfgrassEnvirotronResearch Facility. (UP/IFASphotobyMiltPutnam) Envirotron is the rhizotron, a laboratory for studying root growth. Most rhizotrons are builtunderground,allowing scientists tostudyrootsupto adepthofsix feet. ButatUF, the rhizotronINTERNATIONALSTUDENT&SCHOLAR SERVICES -123Tigert Hall, 392-1345; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; telephonehours8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. OFF-CAMPUS SOURCES ALACHUA COUNTY INTERVENTION CENTER -730N.E. Waldo Road, Suite100;24-hour phone counseling emergency num ber 376-4444 and in-office counseling avail ablebycalling372-3659;for emotional crises. CORNER DRUG STORE -1300N.W. 6th St., 378-1588; 8 a.m.to7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdayand8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri day; for alcohol, drug-relatedandemotional problems. With less than four weeks of classes re maining in fall term, Student Services Dean Thomas Hill has written UF faculty members reminding them that the end of the term may be a stressful time for many students. Hill offersthefollowing listofreferral sources faculty, staffandothers can suggest to students with academic, socialorper sonal problems. ON-CAMPUS SOURCES STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH Infir mary, 392-1171; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. week days; weekends call 392-1171; 24-hour on call telephone consultation; for personal, in terpersonalandemotional concerns. CENTER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT / ABUSE RECOVERY&EDUCATION(CARE) Infirmary, 392-1161ext231;8 a.m. to4:30p.m. weekdays; weekends call 392-1161; counselor on-call24hours. STUDENT HEALTH CARECENTERInfirmary, 392-1161 ext.220;8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdaysandnoon to 4 p.m. SaturdayandSunday; physician on-call 24hoursfor emer gencies; for physical health problems.COUNSELINGCENTERP301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575; 8 a.m.to4:30 p.m. weekdays. OFFICE FOR STUDENT SERVICES P202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261; 8 a.m.fo4:30 p.m. weekdays. CAMPUSALCOHOL&DRUG RE SOURCE CENTER -A division of Student Services, P202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261; 8 a.m.to4:30 p.m. weekdays; for alcohol-ordrug related problems.DeanHillRemindsFaculty,StaffMembersOfStudentStressAtSemester'sEndUF'sOne-Of-A-KindTurfgrassEnvirotronResearchFacilityToBeDedicatedNov.19UF President John Lombardi will dedi cate auniquelaboratorycalledtheTurfgrass Envirotron ResearchFacility-at10:30 a.m. Fridayatthenewfacility, north of Fifield HallonHull Road next to the EnvironmentalHorticultureDepartmentgreenhouse complex. Steven Melynk, ABCSports golf analystandpresident of the Riverside Golf Group in Jacksonville, will give the dedication address. Also scheduled to participate in the public ceremony are James Davidson, UP vice presidentfor agricultureandnatural resources; Nicholas Dennis, Florida Turfgrass Associa tion president; and State Rep. Bob Casey. Believed to be the only facility of its kindinthe nation, the Envirotron offers scien tists a rare opportunity tostudytheentire turfgrass system from roots to blades onone site. Scientists from manydisciplines are ex pectedtouse the Envirotron to study all as pects of turfgrass growth, including insect control, root growthandwaterandfertilizer. "With this facility,wecanaddressenvi ronmental issuesandnatural resources is sues related to turfandagricultural com modities," said Terril Nell, chair ofUFsEnvironmental Horticulture Department. Scientists are trying to findmoreproduc tive ways to save resourcesand,atthe same time, improve the quality of turfgrass for commercial sod producers, golf course us ersandhomeowners. The 3,loo-square-foot Envirotron is com prised of a greenhouse, four climate-con trolled glasshouses, two walk-ingrowthchambers, two research laboratories, stud y/ living quarters, classroomsandoffices. PerhapsthemostunusualfeatureoftherancisAlleneceivesPrestigiousU.OfChicagoHonorFRANCIS ALLEN UF'sHubertHurstEminentScholarUFsAssociationofHealth Center Col lege Councils is presenting two seminars this monththatexamine health-care reform. The first seminar, "State Health Care Re form," is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov.22.The speaker is Mathis Becker, M.D., chairmanof the Florida Medical Association's CouncilonLegislation. The second seminar, "Health Care in the Future," is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.30.The speaker is Clement Beasold, executive director of the Institute for Alternative Fu tures, Alexandria, Va. Both seminars willbeheldinthe Medi cal Science Building Auditorium. The seminars, which are freeandopento the public,aresponsoredbythe Board of College CouncilsandfundedbyStudent Government. Formoreinformation, call Erika Noll, 378-2519.AbandonedPropertyAuctionTodayAtJWRUThe Reitz Union will holdanauction of abandonedpropertybeginningat9 a.m. todayonthe Reitz Union Colonnade. Vehicles that can be titled, bicycles, books, jewelry, clothingandother miscellaneous items will be soldtothe highest bidder. The auction will continue until all items are sold,andproceeds will go to the Gator Student Loan Fund. For more information, callPamBourg, Reitz Unionstudentactivities office, 392-1673. Eight leading scholars fromaroundthe world includingUFlawProfessor Francis Allen received the University of Chicago's prestigious honorary degree at presidential inauguration ceremonies Oct.20.Allen received an honorary doctor of laws degree. Chicago'shonorarydegreesareunique in academe because they are awarded only for scholarship of the highest quality. Allen's contributionstothe legal profes sion have influenced the theory and practice of criminal lawand pl'OCt.'dure. Hewasthe principal architect of the provision of legal assistance to i!\digent accused which today is availableineveryU.S.jurisdiction. Allen holds the Huber Hurst Eminent Scholar ChairatUP.Hepreviously served as of the University of Michigan Law School,andlaw faculty memberatthe Uni versity of ChicagoandatHarvardandNorth western universities.Heis the author of11booksandmore than60scholarly articles._Health-CareReformIsTopicOfSeminarsSetForThisMonth .FWRIDA